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Last Of Their Kind
Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra
"Little Boy Blue"
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David Carroll and His Orchestra
"The Ship That Never Sailed"
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These songs marked the end of the road for charted narrations by orchestras. Ken Nordine recited the famous 1891 poem by Eugene Fields, "Little Boy Blue," and went to #76 in 1956. "The Ship That Never Sailed" logged in at #65 in 1957 with Franklyn MacCormack narrating a song written by 1930's band leader Art Kassel.

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